COCA’s Data Artist In Residence Program
Thanks to a generous grant from the Regional Arts Commission, data artist Jer Thorp is serving as COCA’s Data Artist in Residence through the summer of 2015. Jer and his team from The Office for Creative Research will help us understand the dynamics of arts education in St. Louis today – and demonstrate the power it has to open minds, change lives and contribute to one’s success in life.
Jer has made his mark on many important institutions and causes through his cutting-edge data visualization techniques, from the 9/11 Memorial to a look at the comprehensive history of 140 years of Popular Science. His work has helped people and corporations take control of the information that surrounds them, using data as a new way to tell stories. Jer is a member of the World Economic Forum’s Council on Design Innovation, was a 2013 National Geographic Emerging Explorer, and was recently the Data Artist in Residence at The New York Times.